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at >>> just moments away, mike shanahan is the next head coach of the washington redskins. we will hear what fans have to say. >> a developing story from capitol hill. chris dodd will not run for reelection. >> the bitter cold blast is here to stay. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. we start today with a quick school play. garrett county public schools will be opening two hours late. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it is getting worse. >> the next couple of days, the wind will be less intense. we have that going for us. we have a chance of some snow late thursday into friday. another arctic blast were temperatures may not get out of the 20's on saturday. we will call for off and on flurries, limited sunshine. upper 20's. the wind will not be as strong. passing snow showers. the wind is still blowing. it will feel much colder. l
enough for snow. we do have on radar light snow falling in frederick county and washington county, up along the pennsylvania border, along carroll county. that will be twisting into howard and loudoun counties in the 234ek9 half hour. could be a brief dusting here. a few slick spots may quickly pop up and maybe just a dusting. temperatures are in the 20s. windchills in the teens to near 20 degrees with winds gusting near 20 to 25 miles an hour. >>> the snow coming from the north is a weak disturbance in the atmosphere, enough to kick up snowshowers from mid to late morning, otherwise maybe a few flurries. blustery winds, in the clear and upper 30s. sun tomorrow morning and clouding up. a little more potent storm coming in on thursday night into from the morning. could get a couple inches of that, cold into the weekend. how is the traffic? >> we're doing okay so far this morning. 95, 395, 66, the toll road, all very quiet as we g get underway with no early major issues reported into us. we have a problem in prince william county, prince william parkway between moore drive and liberia r
chester. current windchills are in the single digits. only 7 for our windchill in the washington area. 10 for the windchill in annapolis. it's going to be a sunny, breezy, and cold day today. high temperatures will climb barely up into the low, maybe even mid-30s. the winds will easy up late this afternoon and this evening, setting the stage for our last really cold night for a while coming up tonight into tomorrow morning. and there's a warming trend ahead, kimberly, we'll give you that in the seven-day. >> looking forward to that. thank you, chuck. >> we're following breaking news from prince george's county right now. early this morning, a freight train hit a car in beltsville, maryland. the accident happened at baltimore avenue and ritzway. that's where news 4's derrick ward is live with the latest. derrick, any injuries here? >> reporter: we understand there was one injury to the driver of the vehicle. we're looking at this csx train now. a southbound csx train on these tracks that run parallel to route 1 here in beltsville. we understand this accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. a
filters. >> the washington area is a deep freeze. it has a dangerous downside. >> i cannot feel my hands. >> how are you keeping warm? >> there is a baby in there somewhere. the temperatures are causing water main breaks. some good news out of it all. we reported last night that her home had no heat. still waiting for washington gas to show up. >> an hour after the broadcast, a technician came out. >> now it is testy once again. >> i reached out to channel 7 and you were there for me. >> we are back live. this is what you are going to run into. these are big chunks of ice here. it can be very tricky of re. the wind is definitely picking up. if it has not frozen by now it will tonight. >> maryland schools are on a two hour delay. how longwell these bitterold temperatures stick around? >> for some time to come. we will get some moderation in the week. it cannot call it warmer. if there is any good news " -- [unintelligible] galt enough of a breeze to make it feel like 21. -- cold enough of a breeze to make it really 21. wind chills into the 17 or 18 degree range. the gusty winds are back t
reagan washington national airport where the skies, i believe, are kind of cloudy out there and we'll find out about our complete forecast now from meteorologist tom kierein. >> a few flurries? >> me too. some people. we have, actually have had a few snow owers. we see the area of gray, that's some very light snow that may be briefly touching the ground, and that is continuing to move to the south and east out of the northwest. so, yes, in prince george's county, parts of anne arundel and montgomery and howard as well as southern fairfax they may be getting just a few flurries there and as we take a look at the temperatures now, 28 in washington, so it's well below freezing and whatever snow is reaching the grounds and sticking there may be a few slick spots. the within have diminished quite a bit since yesterday but still enough wind to give us wind chills in the teens. high today briefly touching mid-30s. chance of a few flurries this morning and again this evening and blustery winds and partly sunny on wednesday. a tad warmer tomorrow. partly sunny on thursday. looks like still
>>> the washington region and a deep freeze. >> freezing, bitter cold. >> toff wind blowing through the area. tough questions about how the u.s. dealt with an attempt to blow up an airliner. >> this was a breakdown. >> what the president is sang. and a local srts star under investigation. >> why would anyone bring a gun to their place of business? >> new allegations. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> bitterly cold temperatures and gusty wind put the washington area in a deep freeze and the mercury has plunged, wind advisory in effect. steve rudin joins us with the details. >> a cold evening in the belfort furniture weather center, temperatures well below freezing. 40 m.p.h. wind, 21 degrees at reagan national. west virginia, 11 degrees. we have a wind advisory in effect for the entire metro area from now until 4:00 in the morning, but it looks lke they may extend that into the daytime hours tomorrow as the wind will once again picked up out of the northwest, allowing for the wind chill factor to only make it into the couple single digits, low teen
. gwen: happy new year! but, before we look ahead, we take a look back tonight on "washington week." a thwarted attempt to blow a plane from the sky revives old fears about terrorism, and the tradeoffs we make to feel safe. >> this was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland. >> the threat to the united states is real. i think this administration has downplayed it. they need to recognize it. gwen: at the end of the year and the end of a decade, a new scare. michael duffy of "time" magazine provides context. then, a roundtable with three "washington week" panelists whose books tell us much about the year just passed and the year to come. dan balz, author of "the battle for america 2008: the story of an extraordinary election," joan biskupic, the author of "american original," a biography of the supreme court justice antonin scalia, david sanger, author of "the inheritance," a look at the challenges of our foreign policy. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" wi
at heart. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this tuesday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we have some school closings and delays for you to a. crews are working on a broken water pipe. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. the bitter cold just continues. >> you do not want to be outside without multiple layers. the wind is not intense. we have some flurries showing up the radar. look at some of these numbers. we're in the 20's. 27 in manassas. the wind is not as intense, but there is a chill in the air. flurries and limited sunshine today. through this afternoon, will climb into the mid 30's. maybe more sunshine by tomorrow. >> we use more sunshine on the highway right now. delays on 270 that will carry down to 109 and to the truck scales. this is the pace of traffic. delays out oof dale city. 234 to head into centreville. no complications around the beltway. more to come o
from the washington redskins. mike shanahan will become the team's next head coach. we were there when mike shanahan to ride for dinner. tim has been falling ever development and he has a reaction to the dinner tonight. >> mike shanahan is the new head coach to the washington redskins. they reached a deal this afternoon. as i reported, it is a five-year deal worth $7 million per season. they will officially introducing tomorrow at the park at 2:00 p.m.. we caught up with the dan schneider carter party in tysons corner tonight. dan schneider along with bruce allen. they refused to stop and talk with us. they raised the blinds and let us all take a look at the menu. under the terms of the deal, mike shanahan will work closely with bruce allen. but it is mike shanahan who will have the ultimate authority on football decisions. >> it is great to be here. we will talk about it more tomorrow. thank you for being here. >> it is a five-year deal and it includes his son kyle is the offensive coordinator. the $7 million per year will make him the second highest- paid coach in america. it will sa
. the continental army, under the direction of george washington, had just finished a daring but successful surprise attack on the british at trenton. in retaliation, the british launched an attack of its on on the, no army. instead of retreating, washington ordered his troops to stay and fight. it was a daring move. when the soldiers in the contra army saw the size and strength of the enemy, many of them were filled with dread. as one historian put it, even in that awful moment, these men had a sense of their own strength, a confidence in what an upper, and a feeling that province was with them that night. -- confidence in one another. against impossible odds, they broke the enemy column, forcing the british to retreat. at a moment of victory, the entire, it is said to have triumphantly shouted as one. the second battle of trenton was a great victory for washington's troops. the young nation had become exhausted and discouraged by war. 233 is later, americans have not lost the spirit of trenton. two long and difficult wars have prolonged recession and double-digit unemployment. these are difficult
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good tuesday morning. we have a few school closings and delays. garrett county schools are opening two hours late. one school in advirginia will be closed today because of a broken water pipe. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we have a few flurries outside. flurries are coming down in waldorf and manassas and dale city. some flurries and temperatures in the 20's this morning there is a bit of a wind outside. buttstock the forecast. we will seek limited sunshine. -- let's talk the forecast. the wind will make it feel like 20's all afternoon long. let's say good tuesday morning to lisa baden. >> the were some road work overnight in springfield. the beltway it was close. but that is now all gone. traffic is moving nicely on both sides of the beltway. all of the talk on the cb is about a vehicle fire. it is on 95 northbound at about mile-marker 122. only the left lane is getting by. it was a disabled
which do not include downtown washington nor fa fairfax county that are under a wenter weather advisory. those are the areas that i think will be getting a couple of inches of snow. it's a really fast mover. there are the areas that will be getting the snow. out in the mountains of virginia. again, around the lakes. here we are in washington. this is the first area of snow. there's the back edge of it, too. it's a little area of low pressure that will move right to our north. probably bring in a little bit of dry air. so it will be really sort of moisture starved, if you will. a bit of light snow or snow flurries. you folks in the southern spots down to fredericks burg may not see anything at all. it's in here around midnight and then out of here by dawn tomorrow. it's a moisture-starved storm. nonetheless, there will be some areas with a bit of slipperiness. some areas, maybe a dusting to an inch or two. and around the washington area, southern suburbs, i think i'll emphasize the dusting. back to you. >> all right. thank you, bob. >>> late this afternoon, president obama announced that
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
journalists in washington to discuss politics and to ridicule might flambe efforts. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle" is produced in collaboration with whut, howard university television. and now, the program host, national syndicated columnist, llewellyn king, and co-host, linda gasparello. >> hello again, and thank you so much for coming along. everything haseen removed but i am here with the four brilliant people. linda laughing. i can cook. >> i am laughing through the running mascara. >> joe mathieu, of sirius xm radio. politics of the united states for people of the united states. extraordinary interesting political program. three hours a day. i am happy to say that until this point in time i have been included on fridays. one of my journalistic heroes, j.j. green, who is the national security correspondent of all news radio here in washington, wtop. i want to tell you you do a superb job. >> thank you, and so do you. >> you are very nice. but this is not about that. but you have been to afghanistan and i thought your coverage was extraordinary. i really mean that. b
. >>> excuse me for talking over you, coach zorn. good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning to the first monday of january, 2010. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we do have some school delays out there. >> garrett county will be opened and hours later today. in west virginia, berkeley, jefferson will be opening on a two-hour delay. >> is thi all because of the extreme cold? >> yes. there could be some light snow showers. maybe a disturbance. it is all about the chill this morning. 18 in germantown this morning but it this morningone. -- but it feels like one. through shenandoah, and page, sun will mix with the clouds. maybe a passing snow shower. highs today only in the low 30's. lisa baden, are you here? is the whole gang back? >> yay. it is placed on the roadway. -- esit is ice the roadway. nothing major report on the roadways. interstate travel looks good. good across the bridges. nothing complicated on the beltway. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> temperatures can be dangerous if you have to be outside. >> scored robins
all-star and the friday lightning round. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. some 10,000 american troops expected in earthquake ravaged haiti by monday as the world mobilizes a mantarian crusade for the living and tries to dig out the dead. correspondent steve harrigan is live in port-au-prince. good evening, steve. >> jim, when all the buildings has been knocked down, use the street for everything, for a home, bathroom and for some it's become a cemetery. we are seeing a rescue operation right here on the side of the road. it's ordinary nations using their own bear hands to try to pull people of the of the rubble. in this case, for this woman, it looks like they've gotten here too late. the basics here still aren't getting done like picking up bodies. a corpse in the road covered with flies. no one has moved the corpse but they set up a number of stones as a roadblock to keep the cars from running over the dead bodies. >> a lot of people are trying to get word to our mother. we're fine. not all of us, but we're fine. we left the house
morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. i hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. this is about the coldest morning we have had yet. >> 22 in rosslyn. temperatures are in the team's most elsewhere. we're very cold with clear skies. -- temperatures are in the teens most elsewhere. 15 in rockville. 14 in madison. plenty of cold sunshine this morning. warming into the 30's. some flurries tonight. we do have awarming trend. you have to wait a few days. >> plenty of traffic making its way to the quantico marine base with an accident on the shoulder. northbound 95, expect delays into dumfries. 66, we have volume in manassas and fair oaks. this is the belay at the wilson bridge. more to come. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold sticks around for the start of another work week. >> the nationwide deep freeze could have long-lasting effects on your
to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's
peninsula. kimberly dozier in washington has more on that part of the story. story. >> reporter: this is yemeni government video of its u.s.-trained counter-terrorist teams at work. but cbs news has lshed exclusively that recent combined air and ground assaults against al qaeda in december were american-led, according to a u.s. special prayings expert who trains yemeni officers. >> that was very much something executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, incl
didn't fire anyone? >> no. because that is typical washington. hey, let me quickly fire somebody, and make everybody happy and we are all good. no, he is saying that we have a more serious issue here and that is the inability to connect the dots. if you also look at that intelligence report that came out of afghanistan and the inability of americans there to understand what is happening locally on the ground, and we have a much broader issue that we have been dealing with since 9/11 and that the inability to know what is happening on the ground, and also of the weak innocence the hiring of people who can actually study the data and the understanding of what it means. >> i was surprised at how candid they were in the summary, in this report, and when they said, amanda, that they didn't know that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, in yemen, specifically, had this operational capability, and thought it was aspirational. >> candor is nice. >> but those were some of the shocks that we were warned about and it is out there and everyone should read it. >> i am sure that the classified v
>> bitterly cold temperatures leave washington in a deep freeze. some people are struggling to cope with the cold without heat or electricity. plus, terrorist threats from security changes at airports. important information travelers need to know. rescuers ramble, trying to get a man trapped in an overturned car in rock creek. the d.c. region is in a deep freeze tonight. the effects are being felt all over that area. thousands of people are without electricity tonight. some schools will open one hour late tomorrow. in west virginia, berkeley, jefferson, and morgan county schools are delayed by two hours. steve joins us with the very latest conditions. >> improving conditions in terms of the wind, especially around the immediate metro area. we are looking at wednesday at about 15 in d.c., ocean city 18 miles per hour winds. just a moment ago we talked about the school delays in garrett county and western maryland. there is a winter weather advisory until 6:00 in the evening tomorrow. they could pick up 4 to 5 inches of snow. there is a win -- when jill advisory for the panhandle area
coach. dan hellie is here with the latest details. >>> probably the worst-kept secret in washington, d.c. shanahan is the 11th skins' coach since dan snyder bought the team in1999. he gets a five-year contract worth $35 million. redskins scheduled a press conference to introduce shanahan tomorrow afternoon at 2:00. tonight shanahan took part in a celebratory dinner with his new boss. lyndsay czarniak was there with a chance to catch up with the new head coach. >> yes. mike shanahan right now is back at dan snyder's home where he is going to be staying for the second night in a row. they did have that celebratory dinner. they didt here at the palm restaurant at tysons corner. they went back to snyder's home where shanahan signed the contract just before arriving here at 7:20. this is a look inside the private dining room at the palm restaurant in tysons, where mike shanahan, his wife peggy, dan snyder, his wife, general manager and team advisors were in this corner room, toasting with champagne, laughing and celebrating. they left to head back to dan snyder's house in potomac. mike shan
: speculation about the burgundy and gold's future filled washington's airwaves. out with the old and in with who? radio host and former redskins linebacker levar arrington is cautionly optimistic about a mike shanahan coaching change. >> he wants things done his way. if he's able to come in here and do things his way, do they have an opportunity? i think they have a fair shot of being successful. >> reporter: fans also have a wait and see outlook. they say they're tired of having their hearts broken. >> is john elway coming back, too? if we can get elway, it will be great. >> we'll see. time will tell. mike shanahan has what i call a retread. i think the redskins are going to the abyss. >> reporter: this seemingly covert operation, the wheeling and dealing, in the end, some wonder if a new gm and coach will bring the big "w." based on his past experiences, arrington isn't so sure. >> to insinuate that they won't get micromanaged because they're not those type of guys might sound good, but we all know once you sign on the dotted line, you know the story. whoever decides to be the
with the washington redskins is over. zorn has been fired as head coach. the skins finished the season 4-12 after losing yesterday to the san diego chargers. they were just 12-20 during his two years as head coach. zorn was the sixth redskins head coach under dan snyder who bought the team in 1999. our own lindsay czarniak broke this story. >> she joins us on the phone now with the very latest. thanks for joining us. what can you tell us about when this happened and how it happened? >> as eun said that jim zorn has been let go, it happened early this morning upon the team's return from san diego. the team landed around 2:00 a.m. and i'm told zorn was packing up his things with team officials waiting for him there at redskins park. so, wha we know from being in san diego with the team last night is that they had scheduled an 11:00 a.m. player availability for this morning. they also have scheduled an 11:30 meeting that players assumed would be zorn's address of the team and then zorn himself was scheduled to have his availability, which he always does at 12:25, which i said is his normal time. it'
. >> the father behind the balloon boy hoax comes crashing to earth. he heads to jail. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.o-- >>> good monday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. it is a cold morning. >> we have temperatures -- hold on. can you hear me now? it is monday morning. do not yell at me. 18 in leesburg. we'll have problems on monday getting started. 14 in woodbridge. my wife would like if you could turn my mouth off. the winds are out there this morning. plenty of sunshine to start off. increasing clouds. we could see some flurries tonight. we will seek a warming trend by the end of the week. >> overnight construction is completely gone. no major problems to report on the highway right now. moving nicely around the interstate on 95, 66. we are giving you yellow arrows. we're good in southern maryland, no surprises on route 4, route 5. good on the beltway at the american legion bridge. >> thank you. >>> our top story, the cold sticks around for the start
carroll sell stops in washington. -- coaching carousel stops in washington. >> victimized twice. a courthouse should out in vegas. -- shootout in vegas. the battle over the bachelor and one watch party locally. >> this is abc 7 news at 11 on your side. >> thes bitter cold temperatures are here to stay. showing no sign of going away. >> it will be cold. the winds are diminishing and just a bit. let me show you what i mean. a lot of numbers in the low 20's. 24 in woodbridge. feeling like it is in the low teens. 17 in leesburg. temperatures will drop a bit. mostly cloudy and wins wilds diminish. 24 in downtown. another sunny and breezy and chilly day. we will check the seven-day forecast in a minute. >> closings at a few schools in the area. maryland schools are on a two hour delay. we are not alone. >> this winter is shaping up to be the coldest nationwide in a century. the call this temperatures and some lake effect snow led to slippery roads. not even floridians could escape the low temperatures. that has citrus farmers worried their crops could be in danger. the coldesdoug will
the uninvited guest, but a washington area party pro momenter, carlos allen is arriving at the event and allen slipped into the gala by pretending to be part of the official indian delegation. although allen initially denied attending the dinner, his attorney says he was there, but received an invitation. okay. >>> an airport outside los angeles is back up no speed this morning after security scare yesterday shut down the terminal for hours. several containers filled with an amber liquid turned out to be honey. jars of honey. just as the owner had tried to tell them. and officials at nuke liberty airport says a camera system was not fully working when a man passed through a checkpoint. the tsa had to request assistance from continental airlines to confirm the man left the airport. >> the tsa is on a cell phone, and instead of looking at the vitdos, they were actually watching boise state. >> that was a good game, though. >> that was a good game. i'm seeing texas christian looks like they are going to win. >> tough call. >>> a new study raising more doubts about the effectiveness of anti-depres
last game with the redskins. the team played the final game yesterday. highlights for washington include an 84-yard pass play down to the 4-yard line. redskins playing begins the chargers second and third string led in the third quarter, but billy bowl i can had a drive thenned in a touchdown with less than a minute left. they end with 4 and 12 record. crews are outside redskins park as the team arrived back from the west coast flight. brett haber joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is what we know at this hour. about 15 minutes ago around 4:45 this morning, jim ñson exited the building flanked by redskins security, got in his porsche and drove off the property for what we presume was the last time. sources reporting, close to the team reporting he was fired shortly after arriving back at redskins park around 2:30 this morning from the trip to san diego. the loss that you just chronicled to the chargers, and nor of turner who knows what it is like to be on the business end of a daniel snider firing. if true, it brings an end to the tenure marked by early su
, it's not a reset, it's not a shake up, washington, calm down. and you know they were working the phones all weekend at the white house to make sure that ben bernanke is reconfirmed as federal reserve chair. aides tell us they're confident now they have weathered the storm at this point. >> they needed the weekend badly. if that vote was friday, i don't know if bernanke would have gotten confirmed. >> so much about the anger about the lingering crisis in the economy has been directed as bernanke. it looked as if for a moment that the confirmation was in jeopardy. >> that's a huge worry for the white house. top aides fear that a rejection of bernanke would send the markets into chaos. judd gregg serves on the banking committee. he supports bernanke and is playing point. senator gregg, is it fair to say that friday was bernanke's worst day in the senate and things after the weekend have calmed down? >> i don't know. i think there was a bit of exaggeration. these type of stories take on their own energy out there. my view is that chairman bernanke's always had a pretty solid vote
>> "washington journal" takes your calls and e-mails live every morning starting at 7 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> "newsweek" is reporting exclusively that saturday morning president obama received a high-order briefing three days before christmas, about terrorists threats. the highest officials are a part of this. and talk about that this hour, and thought we would get your feelings on airport security, what have you noticed and changed in the days of the incident coming into detroit. if you have been to the airport, or know someone who has, call the numbers on your screen. your experience with airport security lately. there is this story in "the washington post", lawmakers knew of tsa pick era, and it's a follow-up of the nominee. lawmakers knew of tsa pick's error, the latest is that the democratic senators lobbied around tsa pick, and as new details emerged that key lawmakers knew that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony, washington supported rogers of his assessing confidence criminal records 20 years ago of his then estranged wife's boyfriend. as
. >> looking ate couple of interesting stats about jim zorn's time here, two years with the washington redskins, going 1-20 during those two years. he has tied with steve spurrier for thworst redskin coaching record. that was a minimum of two years. one other thing we want you guys to see, worst pots per game by a redskin coach, that also belongs to jim zorn. the next head coach to come in here with the redskins will be the seventh since dan snyder bought the team in 1999 so consistency has been a big issue here at redskins park. players are expected to be here around 11:00 a.m. hopefully, we'll get reaction from them and a press conference scheduled at 12:30. >> the only thing consistent is the inconsistency. >> that is pretty much it. >>> much more ahead on that big stopper toy. dave ross joins us live in about a half hour. >>> gilbert arenas set to meet with law enforcement officials today about allegedly bring a gun to verizon center. he asked in, quote, batted judgment for bringing guns to the locker room. he and a teammate reportedly drew the guns on each other in a argument over gamblin
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will come to washington tomorrow, his first trip, to meet with the massachusetts delegation. he'll also spend some time with senator john mccain who was one of his earliest supporters, but ooh a fascinating story and after his event and his news conference in boston, we were retracing key steps with his campaign and they understand it has fundamentally changed the health care debate in washington, but what they say the fundamental issue in massachusetts was disaffection, the same factors that contributed to the president's big victory in 2008, frustration about the economy, high unemployment and bailouts on wall street, high spending and a couple of key quick points. scott brown, the republican used john kennedy, an ad where john kennedy is talking about cutting taxes in the 1960s. it started with plaque and white john kennedy and it came to scott brown in color finishing the quote, saying that's what i want to do, restoring the kennedy, economic philosophy and they say don't underestimate the christmas day attempted bombing of the u.s. jetliner. they say after that, scott brown. he's a
. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat martha coakley to take the senate seat held by the late ted kennedy for nearly 50 years. it puts health care reform, president obama's signature issue in peril. >> one thing is very, very clear as i travel throughout the state people do thought want the trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced. >> reporter: in a state where democrats outnumber republicans three to one and independent voters outnumber them both she was slammed 52-47%. >> this is the deal, although our campaign ends tonight, we know that our m
>>> a new era today, the washington redskins prepare to introduce their new coach, mike shanahan. good morning. thank you for joining us. today is wednesday, january 6th. it's another cold morning. howard bernstein has the forecast. >> we've had flurry activity, enough to put a little coating down. we saw it in fairfax county, moving south, upper air disturbance squeezing out snow flakes moving south right now. it has moved generally south of the district. doppler tracking the flurries, snowshowers, waning somewhat here. they are going down into stafford county. it's grayer, not as white as it was earlier when it was up here. there you go. we're losing some of that action, some intensity of the snowfall. enough to put a dusting down, we see it in charles county, riverside, coming into colonial beach. we'll talk temperatures this morning which have been around 30. that's not so bad after where we've been. teens in the mountains. snow on the way tomorrow night, more about the clipper when i see you in a few minutes. 9:01, it's time for angie. >> time for me to deliver the condition
mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> there is a big chill for a big part of the nation this morning as millions of amerins try and shake off a deep winter freeze. whether it's blinding snow or bone-chilling cold, january is making its mark. nbc's fran kes kowe reports. >> reporter: this was virtually nil in grand rapids, michigan. locals battled the snow owe all sides from residents, city snowplows. >> busy since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: lake-effect snow hammered south bend, indiana, with whiteout conditions that made driving tricky for drivers and pedestrians. >> it was slippery out here. i tell people to be cautious. >> reporter: meantime, philly's big chill forced many into a big bundle. in parts of new england, snow settled into a stubborn layer. >> i pushed the driveway with a broom the first time. now i'm just going over it again. you keep up with it, it's not so bad sfwlr in bad. >> reporter: in maine, eight inches had skiers flying high. >> it's a winter wonderland. >> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> three teenagers were
. our correspondent in washington. >> i think they are coming closer. i think that is a genuine shift. there is a fear over how close they came in detroit to a real terrorist disaster, so i think there was support for this quite radical change in policy, and i do wonder if president bush was still in office, and if he had announced such a change, and if there would have been some outrage from the left. >> and president obama is just coming up to one year in office. >> yes, he has national security to deal with and all of the policy and the argument over that, but, mike, if you look at the economic news, there were good figures on manufacturing, but otherwise, if you look at the real estate market or jobs, people are living in fear of losing their jobs. >> and what about those key milestones coming up? >> well, we have two coming up. one is just in a couple of weeks' time, and then towards the end of january/beginning of feuary, you also have the state of the union speech. that is where you expect the president to declare that the state of the union is strong. what it will likely point
investigating this story from the start. he joins us from washington this evening. bob. >> reporter: jeff, intelligence source now tell us that u.s.-born cleric anwar al-awlaki is emerging as a key player in that christmas day attack. as one official puts it, the radical imam is right in the middle of this. u.s. officials say anwar al-awlaki has operated around the fringes of al qaeda for nearly a decade. he counseled three of the 9/11 hijackers and early this year, he traded a series of internet messages with aaccused fort hood gunman major nay. the imam has always denied terroritize, holding himself out as a spiritual counselor to muslims. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: but intelligence sources say evidence shows al-awlaki is now a significant part of antibiotic in the arabian peninsula and he has recently become more of an operations guy. in the months before the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253, sources say al-awlaki and the suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab had c
. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm david shuster live in washington, and we're going to begin this hour with some breaking news out of baghdad. iraq's capital city has been rocked today by three separate bomb blasts striking near three hotels. at least 31 people were killed and at least one of the hotels targeted was popular with western journalists. martin truval joins us on the phone. martin, what have you seen this morning? what was the scene? >> david, a series of defs taking attacks. hotels were blown up first. the second the babylon hotel just south of the u.s. embassy across the river and thirdly came the hotel home to us all for a long time. it started with gunmen shooting at the hotel and shooting at the guards. the guards have the hotel -- are fighting in retreat. they took up defensive positions. as they did that, the military just got out of the car, which was a white security van with a red flashing light on the roof, hoping to get to the hotel, drove inside and detonated. and the carnage is horrific. but all four hotels are destroyed. >> from my own experience, ma h marti
times" with pictures and had nine similar to other papers. this morning, within a "the washington post," the editorial -- averting chaos in haiti. the paper writes of this -- yet the obama administration has balked helping haitians currently here illegally granting them temporary legal status, this despite u.s. of -- law that specifically allows the government to extend temporary protected status to undocumented immigrants in natural disasters all wars and a home countries make it impossible to deport them. the editorial goes on to say this -- that is "the washington post" this morning. "the new york times" editorial at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with
blaming the d.n.c. and the key democrats in washington for being late to the game and taking her race for granted. six week ago, she was up by 30 points. >> axelrod responded and said look, we did everything we were asked to do but her campaign sent out that particular memo and it showed that apparently they had been supplying the democrats with polling data from massachusetts since early december and it asked for money and stuff like that. it simply didn't come. also, somebody else they're blaming -- the underwear bomber because they are saying that -- some senior officials at the white house, aides, have said, you know, we were concentrating on fighting terrorism, all of us, at the time scott brown launched his first tv ads and that's, perhaps, why we were caught a little flatfooted. the underwear bomber. >> a lot of the blame will go a lot of ways today. maybe some people should look in the mirror. anyway, scott brown's victory changing the momentum on capitol hill. the win gives senate republicans one extra member on their side. caroline schively joins us from washington with that
from washington to talk about the new directives and the story developing out of yemen. the new directives in effect tomorrow. >> these are dramatic, brooke. starting tomorrow, tsa is mandating every person flying into the u.s. from or through a country that's a state sponsor of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through a hand screening or secondary screening. that can include body scans, patdowns and other regulations. and this is sure to slow down the boarding process but it also comes after the u.s. government stepping up counterterrorism efforts in yemen which is emerging as a more serious front in the war on terror. on the southern tip of the arabian peninsula where the red sea meets the indian ocean is yemen. that's where a strike just last month killed three al qaeda members suspected of targeting the u.s. embassy for attack. cnn has learned a fourth was captured with his suicide vest on. according to his senior u.s. military official. now the u.s. and british embassies have been closed because of continued threats in the area. >> there are i
is on the wrong track. 81% say that the u.s. is heading in the wrong direction. this according to a "washington post"/kaiser harvard poll. good morning. good to see you, ed. >> good to see you. >> we have "the washington post" which notes in the '08 election, president obama won decisively among voters. what changed? >> he remains pretty popular with folks who showed up to vote. they have real issues with his health care plan. the meetings and negotiations that were held between the two houses of congress have been closed. there isn't bipartisanship and a lot of concern about cost. this in a state which has essentially a universal health care plan. they have big issues with how washington is handling the current health care debate. >> voters said their top issues were health care reform. the efforts in washington. the economy, the jobs, and the way washington is working. it was among the top things on the list they weren't happy with. washington workings, why don't they like it? >> i think for all of the reasons i've seen. they play out in the last few months. again, you can't get a deal done.
? mike emmanuel at reagan national outside washington, d.c how is it? >> reporter: shep, passengers we talked to seemed to take it pretty much in stride, recognizing from the news coverage that they would be facing stronger security, some coming as early as three hours ahead of their flights. here is a sample of what one woman told us about how she's dealing with the extra security. >> you don't really have control in a car, but you feel like you have control in a car. so when you get on a plane, you know you totally relink wish control. so if there is anything you want, you need to feel safe. i guess that's why i'm willing to go through all this. >> it's important to note, we're still less than two weeks out from that attempted christmas day attack. so it's still fresh in the minds of many travelers. so far they seem to be rolling with it. >> a mild sedative might be in order for many. we've been hearing a lot about the full body scanners. are they using these at reagan national? there are not many of them, right? >> reporter: shep, this is one of the 19 airports in the u.s. to have t
in yellow and orange. now, right around the washington area, the rain is has dissipated at this moment. we've got a little bit of a break there in the district and inside the beltway. elsewhere, continuing to see rain showers and more rain will be moving through during the course of the morning hos i think until at least mid- morning, maybe late morning before most of this pushes out of here. advisories, now, there is a lot going on as far as advisories go and frankly, the computers i think are a little bit out of whack because of everything that is going on. simply put, we have a flood watch that is in effect, a flash flood watch in effect until 1:00 this afternoon. there is actually a coastal flood warning in effect until 6:00 this evening along the piedal potomac, portions of the chesapeake bay and the like. farther out to the west, that area in red, that is a flood warning that is in effect until a little bit later on this morning. and i mentioned the wind advisories. so a lot going on. right now, reagan national airport, mild start to the day. 60degrees, believe it or not. that is not
of power in 2010. >> one of washington's most influential columnists is demanding the white house social secretary, the obamas' close friend, be fired. >> google shags up the mobile phone market. a new smart phone that could pose a threat to the popular iphone. all that plus how to stay occupied during those really long delays caused by airport security. ♪ >>> t >>> "the big picture" starts right now. good afternoon. i'm david shuster live in washington. >> i'm tamron hall live in new york. we have breaking news this hour out of california. meadows field airport, bakersfield, california, it is about to reopen at this hour after being temporarily shut down when two tsa baggage screeners were overcome by fumes emitted from a checked bag. joining us on the phone is misty reid, a reporter. misty, what else can you tell bus this bag? as i said already, they are reopening the airport sit self. >> reporter: i can tell you that there were earlier media reports locally that the substance found may have been tnt. but we haven't confirmed that yet. i know that they are about to reopen it and the
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